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recipes

Iron-skillet, deep-dish pizza

"Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around." Anna Quindlen, American journalist and author There was a time when I all knew of deep-dish pizza was a "pie" my grandmother used to make. It was rich with sauce and cheese and had cornmeal in the crust. She baked it in a Pyrex pie… Continue reading Iron-skillet, deep-dish pizza

family life, spiritual life

Beautiful from every angle

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. There was a point during a brief trip to my hometown over the holidays that I stood outside a skating rink with our daughters. Had it not been for a career twist… Continue reading Beautiful from every angle

recipes

Frosty-windows oatmeal

Re-sharing an oldie but goodie in case healthier meals are on your 2020 agenda. 🙂 “Battles that involve oatmeal are just never going to end up being historic, you know?" Jake went on. "Gettysburg? No major oatmeal involvement. The Battle of Midway? Neither side used oatmeal. Desert Storm? No oatmeal.” Katherine Applegate, American young adult/childrens… Continue reading Frosty-windows oatmeal

books, writing

New book under contract; coming out as magazine series starting in February!

A writer's dream team: Editors Alex Weld and Phyllis Sigal, me, and photo-illustrators Dillon Richardson and Johnathon Porter. Feeling blessed to be working with such talented people while doing what I love -- a real thank you, Jesus moment! Here is a piece of news I hope will bring a smile to both readers of… Continue reading New book under contract; coming out as magazine series starting in February!

spiritual life

Praying like it is cancer

“Bad news should always come after lunch.. first thing in the morning everything left a bruise.” Stephen King, American novelist A mess, for sure. But, where there's life, there's hope. Some things I'd really rather not know. But, try as I might to keep bad news at bay, information just keeps rolling in. For at… Continue reading Praying like it is cancer